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This week – Tuesday 26th February 2013

posted 27 Feb 2013, 02:04 by Monash Running   [ updated 27 Feb 2013, 02:04 ]
We enjoyed surprisingly good conditions for running this week - the ground was a bit wet after recent rain – but really ideal! 

It was great to welcome back Allina F, Claire P, & Simon E after lengthy absences.

And we also welcomed another 4 new Run Monash members – Andrew Reid, Sze Lim, Tse Tham, & Jack Wu – we trust you all enjoyed the experience – and will be back !

Our session was quite tough – Mona Fartlek – an old favourite, and it was very well & sensibly handled by everyone.

A little rain earlier in the day put off one or two – & many who couldn’t make it most had good reason – but lots just didn’t turn up ! How about demonstrating more commitment by at least sending me a message if you can’t make it ?

Some News

‘O’ week Festival at Monash Clayton

Thanks to Graeme Pickering, Chris Allan, Ben Asquith, Dilpreet Buxi, Andy Rodda, & Kara Gilbert for looking after our information table in the Monash Sport marquee this week. Interest in our activities was incredibly high – let’s hope all the ‘newies’ don’t all decide to join us – and on the same night ! 

Emer Casey Run at Monash Clayton Campus – Sunday 26th May 2013

This is an event I really want all of you to get behind please. 

The Emer Casey Foundation raises money for Ovarian & Uterine Cancer research – and proudly supports the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre.

5k & 10k events.

I have flyers for you of a Tuesday evening.

Great Ocean Road Marathon weekend 18/19 May 2013

I’ll have entry forms available of a Tuesday evening – there is a terrific range of races for you to choose from if you’d like to participate. 

Perrine’s last run with us

Sadly next Tuesday evening will be Perrine Hamel’s last run with us – as she’s heading off overseas for an indefinite period. She has been a long time Run Monash member – we’ll miss you Perrine. 

Simon in Tokyo

Congrats to Simon Lindsay on his great run in the Tokyo marathon last weekend – around 3 hrs 7 Minutes 

Monash Uni ‘Respectful Communities Initiative’ 

This week we welcomed Mat Kerr to our session to give us a quick rundown on this great Monash initiative. 

If you have concerns about your own safety – or the safety of others – contact the Safer Communities Unit – 9905 1599 or email

Our Name!

Officially we are the ‘Monash University Running Group’ – but in normal conversation referred to as ‘Run Monash’. 

As usual we will be in action on Tuesday evening next, 5th March – ready to run at 6pm. 

In 2013, as usual, we’re located at the Baseball field, & using the pavilion over there. Access by car is quite good & parking is very handy - enter from Ring Road East & go around to the Baseball field along the road around the back (Wellington Rd end) of Oval 1. You can park at the rear of the pavilion if space – or on the dirt road above if you like. 

Saturday Morning Hill Session at Jells Park

Our next Hill session will be on Saturday next, 2nd March 2013 - at Jells Park, and I’ll be there. 

We’ll meet at the usual spot, ready to run, at 8.30am SHARP (please try to be on time) - out the front of the cafe – ‘Madeline’s’. Enter Jells Park from the entrance in Waverley Rd extension – opposite the Glen Waverley Golf Course. 

We had WORLD RECORD attendance last Saturday - 30 of us – very hard to beat! 

This week should be big again however – see you on Saturday 

Running Group Waiver Form – A message from Monash Sport.

All participants of the Running Group are required by the University to complete a waiver form. This form has a number of purposes. It firstly acts as a waiver to advise participants of the potential risks involved in the activity. It will also provide Monash Sport with valuable statistics in regards to who (student/staff/alumni/community) is participating in this activity. The University is requesting information on who is participating in all of Monash Sport's programs so this will assist Monash Sport in their reporting back to the University about student, staff and alumni usage. The form also provides an emergency contact point should anything happen. Hopefully we never need to use this information though!

If you haven't completed a form already, please click on the link below to download a form, complete it and bring it to the next session and give it to me /TV.

I will have spare blank forms with me of a Tuesday evening. Thanks to the great many of you who have completed & returned forms to me already.

News from Monash Sport

Summer Group Fitness Timetable

Welcome to summer, and the new Monash Sport Summer group fitness timetable! Re-energise your afternoon with pilates or yoga, lift the intensity with a range Les Mills programs and or break out with some new moves in our highly addictive Zumba classes. With new TRX suspension, group cycle, and many other classes there is always something exciting for everybody. 

Sport at Monash Guide 2013

The 2013 guides are now available from the Information Counter in the Sport building – and I have a few spare copies available for collection of a Tuesday evening – get yourself one. We get a small mention on page 3. 

Monash Tuesday Night Running Group Facebook

This is the link to the Running Group Facebook page;

if you “Like” this page then you will be part of the group, you can also add friends to this page who might like the group.

We will continue to put up messages, pictures and video for everyone to see on this page and if you have liked it you will be notified.

Chris Allan is our facebook guru – speak to Chris or I if any questions.

Our Website ‘Monash University Running Squad’

Thanks heaps to Michelle Ong for her great work in maintaining & updating our website 

Training Diaries 

I hope lots of you now keep a running diary – I have a few available for those who are keen – just ask.


TV (Trevor Vincent)
Monash University Running Group

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